Hey Crafty Friends !!! Here’s a new layout for the HKC design team. For this layout, I’m going to focus on Prima Marketing products from the August 2021 kits.
To start, I coat a white cardstock with clear Gesso to add a little ink afterwards. I color the Resist Canvas of the Main kit with Premium Dye Ink Pad inks by Catherine Pooler Design from the Color kit of August 2021. So I use the blue and yellow inks. They are the Limoncello and Something Borrowed. I mix blue and yellow to get green and I dilute the inks a lot with water because when I go to apply the inks on the Resist Canvas, the colors darken slightly and once the ink is applied we can no longer do machine back then I prefer that the colors be very pale at the beginning and correct as I go. So I apply the two colors alternating them to create shades. I chose these colors because I wanted to reproduce the colors of the photos and I also wanted to reproduce the color combo of the Enamel Dots Prima Marketing which is therefore orange / blue / green.
I place the two photos in the center of my page then I add the bands of Resist Canva under the photos that I cut to have several bands. I wanted to make a layout that showcased these great bands so I came up with the idea of incorporating them as background elements. I glue the bands and I start by gluing the ends of each bands so that my layout doesn’t move before removing all to glue them entirely.
I prepare the photos and just add crumpled tracing paper underneath to add texture and to blur the edges of the photos to make them stand out. I chose two photos in different format to change a bit and because I couldn’t choose between the two so I found this solution to work pretty well. And I decide to add two Die cuts sentences at the top and at the bottom of my page which I insert under the Resist Canva bands and I sew each Resist Canva strip with gold thread to add a little shiny touch and to make a little reminder with the Enamel Dots, some of which contain small pieces of gold inside! I love!
I can glue all my decoration now. I add some flowers that I cut from the « Floral Study » pattern paper from the « Color Study » collection by Vicki Boutin from the August 2021 Main kit. I only cut out the orange flowers and a few black ones to keep the color combo. I place them on either side of the mirrored photos for more harmony. I then select a few Die cuts from the exclusive « Collect Memories » collection by Kim and Kimberly from the Pocket Life kit. I chose Die Cuts in shades of orange and black. I add cardboard under the photos to glue them by creating volume. I also add leaves by arranging them in pairs on each side of the photos and I add 3D foam underneath for an effect of volume and shading. I add a Die cuts ticket « Real Life » that I cut in two and that I insert to the left of the square photo. I add a round Die Cuts « Here and Now » in the center of the two photos, hidden under the flowers. I add the other half of the Die Cuts ticket to the right of the other photo. I insert a sticker at the bottom and at the top of the page near the Die Cuts and I stick the whole thing.
So I add the same inks as for the Resist Canva tapes. I just want to add some color and create a little depth. I dilute the inks a little more so that the colors are not darker than those of Resist Canva. I really want something very clear. I add the inks here and there, randomly, alternating colors. I added lots of green and gold Enamel Dots all over the place in groups of three that I now glue and I also added mini orange butterflies from Prima Marketing. I inserted Enamel Dots in the center of the big orange flowers to bring shine here. I finish with some black ink splatter for contrast and you know that, because I love it! Just a few splashes, diagonally and that’s enough!
Here are some additional close-ups:
Hope you enjoyed this process and maybe inspired you for a future project. I loved making this page with Resist Canva, sewing, inks and flowers. Several textures and a color combo that I really like. Be sure to watch the video of the process to see more details:
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a nice creative day!
See you soon…